US Patent No: 8,186,288

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Method of applying an input to an agricultural field

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A method of applying an input to a field is provided when using an implement having row or section control and when using an automated location and guidance system, enabled by GPS or other position technology, to avoid double application of inputs in areas covered more than once by the implement or machine. The present invention provides an application pattern and control in which double application is avoided by turning off row units or sections of row units during the first pass over the area, leaving the actual application of inputs to the second pass over that area. The minimizes or eliminates areas where a previously applied input is disturbed during a second time over that area and minimizes or eliminates areas where the soil is compacted around previously planted seed by driving over the area a second time after seeding.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEERE & COMPANYMOLINE, IL4236

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chinkiwsky, Patrick - 3 1

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